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March 15, 2019

Easter 2019, Part 2 Worship Planning Series

This second series focuses upon the action of God upon those who believe in and into Jesus and the action […]

April 15, 2019

Season after Pentecost, Part 1 Worship Planning Series

This series begins with the observance of Trinity Sunday, one of the most widely debated yet central doctrinal understandings of […]

May 8, 2019

Season After Pentecost, Part 2 Worship Planning Series

Launch your new series well today! With a four-week story arc, the energy profile of the series is likely to […]

February 20, 2019

Liturgical Resources for 2019 General Conference

These worship resources are for the Sundays before, during, and after the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference.

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General Planning Articles
October 8, 2018

2019 Worship and Music Planning Calendar

This resource is a calendar of lectionary readings for each Sunday in 2019, as well as special days and times throughout […]

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Resources for Church Musicians
April 29, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘Christ for the World We Sing’

By C. Michael Hawn

​An interesting subgenre of Christian hymnody is made up of those hymns devoted to Christian missions. “Christ for the […]

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History of Hymns
April 8, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘I Come to the Garden Alone’

By C. Michael Hawn

Some hymns have the distinction of being adored by many and, simultaneously, scorned by an equal and opposing group. Such […]

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History of Hymns
June 5, 2018

God of Ruth, Elizabeth and Mary

Lindy Thompson offers this hymn, which speaks of God's love and justice through the example of courageous women from […]

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Topical Music
March 12, 2018

See Our Savior, Crucified

The Seven Last Words of Jesus are a frequently included part of Good Friday services across a variety of Christian […]

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Hymns
January 12, 2018

Forty Days and Forty Nights

Throughout Scripture, "forty days and forty nights" is a frequent theme in events that are significant for the people of […]

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Hymns
December 6, 2017

For God Alone I Wait

Created with the words of Psalm 62, Darren Cushman Wood has penned a hymn for those struggling with grief. Especially appropriate […]

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Christmas/Epiphany
October 26, 2017

Songs of Solidarity: Protest Songs for a Loving Church

During times of conflict and unrest, people stand together in love, knowing that goodness is stronger than evil. Sing these […]

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Topical Music
August 18, 2015

Copyright and Licensing for the Church Musician

These documents can be used either for personal learning or to lead a class in presenting important parts of the […]

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Copyright & Licensing